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Old 08-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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does live rock die?

i have a 55 gallon sw tank that i have had for about 1 year. i have had about 55 pounds of live rock in it . but i dont have high output lights to bring it alive . my question is .
if i put high output light on it will it come back?

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Old 08-30-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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shouldnt need the high outputs for it to be live rock..might want to check your calcium and alk levels...cal should be around 450... how offten do u do water changes and what kind of salt do u use...if u are referring to corraline on the rock i just started supplimenting calcium to my tank andthe coraline is already defenietly improving

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Old 08-30-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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You may see some more life come out of your rocks if you add PC's or VHO but whatever coralline you have now is gonna bleach and be replaced by higher light species.
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